Meet The Team

We're a friendly bunch of coding nerds, trading fanatics, data geeks and productivity enthusiasts with a shared passion for a quality brew.

Team

At Swyftx, we place a strong emphasis on collaboration to ensure our team is continuously working towards a common goal. Whilst we like to have a good time, we also know how to work damn hard, to make a change in the crypto industry for our customers and ourselves. It's what drives our curiosity and passion to keep achieving and doing more every day.

Join our Team

Executive Team

Alex

Co-Founder & CEO

Alex

Co-Founder & CEO
  • Co-Founder of an IT company supporting thousands of residential and business clients within Brisbane
  • Co-Founder of a Mobile Payments startup enabling business to accept card payments on their iPhone and Android devices
  • Hobbyist software developer and digital currency markets trader

Angus

Co-Founder & CSA

Angus

Co-Founder & CSA
  • Blockchain enthusiast since 2014. Lead backend developer for a peer-to-peer crypto marketplace
  • Hobbyist broker for early Australian adopters of new coins
  • Started programming at the age of 12 and continued to study robotics at university

Paige

Executive Assistant

Paige

Executive Assistant
  • Unapologetically organised and a master of calendar Tetris
  • Likes fast cars and sitting down to a good board game
  • Has a crazy interest in prisons and all things true crime

Martyn

Chief Technology Officer

Martyn

Chief Technology Officer
  • Ran a software start-up in Silicon Valley and lived in San Francisco for 3 years
  • One of my first jobs was as a software engineer working for Defence Intelligence Organisation coding crypto (graphy, not currency)
  • Was selected to play in the Queensland Rugby Union team (under 21s)
  • Was a Radio DJ co-hosting a heavy metal music show every Sunday night in Canberra for years

Ryan

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan

Chief Financial Officer
  • Experienced CFO and executive
  • Background in alternative investments and high growth tech
  • Sports tragic and proud Dad

Chris

Chief Marketing Officer

Chris

Chief Marketing Officer
  • Involved in multiple full service Digital agencies with key strategy & growth
  • Ran, at a point in time, the largest Minecraft Server Hosting Company in Australia
  • Productivity Optimisation Enthusiast & owner of an abused Electric Scooter

People & Culture Team

Colin

Head of People & Culture

Colin

Head of People & Culture
  • International HR Degree and career with lots of travel
  • Keen interest in human behaviour and workplace happiness
  • 4×4 and adrenaline enthusiast
  • I ate the world’s hottest gummy bear

Halley

Talent & Culture Lead

Halley

Talent & Culture Lead
  • Loves free diving, swimming, surfing and making friends with fish
  • Curious adventurer who is always exploring new watery places
  • Chocolate connoisseur

Danielle

Talent & Culture Specialist

Danielle

Talent & Culture Specialist
  • A corporate matchmaker who loves matching exceptional candidates with their dream jobs
  • Started her first business at 21 and has gone on to work for both small startups and large global businesses
  • Pizza connoisseur, always searching for the perfect slice

Emma

People & Culture Coordinator

Emma

People & Culture Coordinator
  • Love to travel and is happiest on a beautiful beach
  • Could not live without mint choc chip ice cream
  • Love docos with a particular interest in drug cartel and crime series (won't say no to a good romance film either)

Richelle

People & Culture Advisor

Richelle

People & Culture Advisor
  • Doggo and coffee fanatic
  • From the UK but absolutely loving life down under
  • Enjoys books, naps and organising / tidying up

Martina

Workplace Coordinator

Martina

Workplace Coordinator
  • Used to work in luxury hotels.
  • From the same country as Volvo, IKEA and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, been in Australia since 2018.
  • Proud mum, crazy plant lady, terrible baker and Aperol Spritz lover.

Finance Team

Ryan

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan

Chief Financial Officer
  • Experienced CFO and executive
  • Background in alternative investments and high growth tech
  • Sports tragic and proud Dad

Tom B.

Business Operations Manager

Tom B.

Business Operations Manager
  • Unneccesarily high enthusiast for sport
  • Will get around anything from footy (all forms), cricket, tennis, golf through to the NFL
  • Also a family man who enjoys hanging out with my wife, wrestling our two young boys or working on my dad joke game

Account Management Team

Tommy

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Tommy

Head of Strategic Partnerships
  • Co–Founder of a Renewable Energy Research Company in Ireland
  • Ex Irish Navy NCO
  • Stock investor since 2009
  • Crypto and Blockchain investor since 2015
  • Certificate in Business

Pav

HVAM Team Lead

Pav

HVAM Team Lead
  • I worked as a Pharmacist for almost 10 years, before joining Swyftx
  • Crypto & Forex trader, with an emphasis on risk management & technical analysis
  • Helping people has always been my passion
  • Nothing beats a Sunday out with family & friends

James

Senior HV Account Manager

James

Senior HV Account Manager
  • Hold a Bachelors Degree in Finance and Accounting
  • Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Africa
  • Avid traveler/adventurer and sporting fanatic
  • Big fan of startups and how technologies are changing the world we live in

Elliot

HV Account Manager

Elliot

HV Account Manager
  • Bachelor of International Business graduate
  • Fan of all things sport
  • Taken the standard insta pic in front of the ferris wheel at Coachella

Justin

HV Account Manager

Justin

HV Account Manager
  • Born and raised in NZ, but been here so long I can hardly do my own accent
  • Once quit my job, sold all of my possessions and travelled for 12 months
  • Has watched ‘the office’ at least 7 times
  • Loves golf and red wine

Cameron

HV Account Manager

Cameron

HV Account Manager
  • Advocate for bitcoin and its future use applications
  • Passionate about sharing my knowledge and expertise, allowing clients to feel comfortable navigating the world of crypto
  • Crypto and stock investor
  • Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Management

Marketing Team

Chris

Chief Marketing Officer

Chris

Chief Marketing Officer
  • Involved in multiple full service Digital agencies with key strategy & growth
  • Ran, at a point in time, the largest Minecraft Server Hosting Company in Australia
  • Productivity Optimisation Enthusiast & owner of an abused Electric Scooter

Katya

Digital Performance Manager

Katya

Digital Performance Manager
  • Digital Performance Marketer specialising in international growth strategies
  • Has a keen interest in cross-cultural marketing and learning new languages
  • Avid plant collector and proud dog mum

Imran

Community Manager

Imran

Community Manager
  • Leading teams in personal development and driving guest experience
  • Adrenaline junkie and adventure enthusiast
  • Invented the 2 hour lunch break, which has been adapted by slackers everywhere

Tom

PR & Communications Manager

Tom

PR & Communications Manager
  • Was a choir boy until disaster struck (voice broke)
  • Will get up at 4am, without fail, to watch Arsenal lose a game of football
  • Mountains, snow and skiing are my happy place

Lee

Senior WordPress Developer

Lee

Senior WordPress Developer
  • Love all things motorsport
  • YouTube presenter for a QLD motorsport category
  • Passionate photographer (motorsport and surfing)

Ted

SEO Specialist

Ted

SEO Specialist
  • Studied Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing)
  • Lived in London for 1 year
  • Travelled to 26 countries
  • Sport enthusiast
  • Sold Bitcoin at $8k

Kristina

Digital Marketer

Kristina

Digital Marketer
  • Expert marketer with a passion for all things data, digital and graphic design
  • Business graduate with a Major in Marketing and Minor in Management with Distinction
  • Baking and banana bread enthusiast, ensuring the team never goes hungry

Kellie

Junior Digital Marketer

Kellie

Junior Digital Marketer
  • Experienced marketer, passionate about storytelling in all its forms
  • Travel enthusiast (30 countries and counting!)
  • Addicted to watching video essays on YouTube

Design Team

Brooke

Design Lead

Brooke

Design Lead
  • Owner of an expensive piece of paper with the words “Bachelor Degree”
  • Enjoys challenging the norm, finding new tools and design trends
  • Process efficiency and optimization junkie
  • Dog mum and puppy enthusiast

Fatima

UX Researcher

Fatima

UX Researcher
  • PhD of Industrial Design
  • Enjoys turning complex data into insightful stories
  • Advocate of building accessible and inclusive digital products
  • Love to watch Bluey with my daughter
  • Never gets tired of rereading Milan Kundera’s books
  • Looking after more than 100 different plants at home and in our office

Mark

UI/UX Designer

Mark

UI/UX Designer
  • Industrial designer turned digital designer
  • Enjoy surfing and hiking
  • Coffee and ramen enthusiast
  • Learning Krav Maga

Mike

Graphic Designer

Mike

Graphic Designer
  • Guitarist
  • Hobby mycologist
  • Love a good bush walk

Customer Support Team

Kurt

Head of Customer Support & Compliance

Kurt

Head of Customer Support & Compliance
  • Currently studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics with honours
  • Ex-professional swimmer
  • Stock trader since 2014
  • Crypto investor since 2016

Matt B.

Customer Support & Compliance 2IC

Matt B.

Customer Support & Compliance 2IC
  • Currently Studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Justice (Honours) at QUT
  • Stock investor since 2016
  • Ex Surf-life Saver
  • Avid traveler with a passion for reading

Matt G.

Customer Support & Compliance Manager

Matt G.

Customer Support & Compliance Manager
  • Avid crypto trader, big fan of losing money
  • Moved to Georgia to pursue trading full-time
  • Once flew from Brisbane to London for 3 days just to watch my team at Wembley (they won)

Ignacio

Customer Support Team Lead

Ignacio

Customer Support Team Lead
  • Former Restaurant Owner and Head Chef, 15 years experience in Hospitality/Management
  • Final year Computer Science Major, Minors in Mobile Applications and Networks & Security
  • Started trading cryptocurrencies 4 years ago
  • Has travelled to 30+ countries.

Morgan

Customer Support Team Lead

Morgan

Customer Support Team Lead
  • Hospitality for 10+ years
  • Avid gamer (xbox)
  • Have the most popular dubstep remix of Titanium on Youtube

Jake

Customer Support Team Lead

Jake

Customer Support Team Lead
  • Worlds strongest trader
  • Have eaten a 2.1ft 1.1kg hotdog in under 5 mins
  • Will trade anything and everything (wheat futures)

Paige S.

Customer Support Coordinator

Paige S.

Customer Support Coordinator
  • Previously a hairdresser for 10 years and will happily start a conversation with anyone
  • Canadian born, living in Australia since 2015
  • Enjoys adventures and exploring the outdoors, cooking, travelling, wine
  • Love animals (particularly cats) and volunteer for RSPCA Queensland

Dwayne

Customer Support Team Lead

Dwayne

Customer Support Team Lead
  • Passion for exploring
  • Two of the most interesting countries being Afghanistan and PNG
  • Keen on trail mountain biking, 4WD'ing, and all things CRYPTO

Daniel M.C.

Compliance Officer

Daniel M.C.

Compliance Officer
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance
  • I have been trading crypto since 2017
  • Ex professional swimmer and currently training for an Ironman triathlon
  • Fluent in Mandarin

Greta

Resolution Officer

Greta

Resolution Officer
  • Born in the NT
  • Love animals of all shapes and sizes
  • Inspirational quote - “Doesn't matter if you're right, just don't be wrong.”

Jeenah

Customer Support Officer

Jeenah

Customer Support Officer
  • Lived in S-E Asia as a Contiki tour guide
  • Learnt to be a Divemaster whilst living in the Carribean (Utila,Honduras)
  • Practices Muay Thai kick boxing
  • Hiked Mt Fuji on my own

Brandy

Customer Support Officer

Brandy

Customer Support Officer
  • Chose to study Engineering/IT because of Ironman
  • Once ate a fried tarantula
  • Weaved a Fireball Jutsu mid skydive

Cailin

Customer Support Officer

Cailin

Customer Support Officer
  • Finance & Marketing Student at UQ
  • Passionate advocate for women in finance
  • Grew up in the Philippines & Spent a year before Starting uni in NYC
  • National level figure skater

Benjamin

Customer Support Officer

Benjamin

Customer Support Officer
  • Working my passion but forever learning
  • Quick-witted and master negotiator
  • Been to Antarctica and took a dip as well (Yes, it's cold!)

Matthew Y.

Customer Support Officer

Matthew Y.

Customer Support Officer
  • Performer with improv jazz band Accomplice Collective, performing at venues all around Brisbane
  • Rap Artist with a bunch of new music releasing in 2021
  • Martial Arts Tricker
  • I can do a bunch of different, high level flips from different disciplines
  • Performer with Freestyle Mafia, performing at festivals such as Earth Frequency and Jungle Love

Daniel M.

Customer Support Officer

Daniel M.

Customer Support Officer
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Business
  • Travelled all over the world
  • A wine connoisseur

Brock

Customer Support Officer

Brock

Customer Support Officer
  • Used to work as a Zookeeper
  • World Traveller (love Switzerland) and currently mastering the French language
  • eCommerce and Online Venture enthusiast
  • Particularly good at spending money
  • Started trading Cryptocurrency in 2017

Doug

Customer Support Officer

Doug

Customer Support Officer
  • Video game enthusiast
  • Drinks more coffee than water
  • Animal lover but no pets :(

Dejan

Customer Support Officer

Dejan

Customer Support Officer
  • Currently studying a Bachelor of Information Technology at Griffith
  • Big adrenaline junkie and car enthusiast
  • Loves mountain runs with good company and a bunch of cars
  • Dragonball fanboy his whole life

James

Customer Support Officer

James

Customer Support Officer
  • Plays AFL
  • Studying Finance
  • Loves snowboarding
  • Wine sommelier

Dean

Customer Support Officer

Dean

Customer Support Officer
  • Have travelled to 25 countries and lived abroad in Canada and London
  • High fived John Howard at the cricket (Lords)
  • Avid record collector

Luka

Customer Support Officer

Luka

Customer Support Officer
  • Bachelor of Law and Economics grad
  • Japanese car enthusiast
  • Beer connoisseur

Tayla

Customer Support Officer

Tayla

Customer Support Officer
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt
  • Proud Maori woman
  • Spiced Rum connoisseur

Dustin

Customer Support Officer

Dustin

Customer Support Officer
  • Studying Bachelor of Information Techonology
  • Avid traveller
  • Craft beer snob
  • Wine connoisseur

Angela

Customer Support Officer

Angela

Customer Support Officer
  • Love singing, playing guitar and piano & music in general
  • Sucker for cooking
  • Studying Biomedical Science

Thomas

Customer Support Officer

Thomas

Customer Support Officer
  • Former motorcycle postie
  • Former martial artist
  • Camping enthusiast

Kyle

Customer Support Officer

Kyle

Customer Support Officer
  • Can fix anything given enough time
  • Coffee Snob
  • Mined Doge in 2014
  • Studying electronic/computer engineering

Darcy

Customer Support Officer

Darcy

Customer Support Officer
  • Favourite artist is Mac Miller, enjoy old school hip hop
  • Huge sports fan including AFL, NBA and football
  • Final meal would be butter chicken and a garlic naan

Harry

Customer Support Officer

Harry

Customer Support Officer
  • Currently studying law and business
  • Addrenalin junky, love the outdoors and beach
  • Huge sports enthusiast

Research & Development Team

Martyn

Chief Technology Officer

Martyn

Chief Technology Officer
  • Ran a software start-up in Silicon Valley and lived in San Francisco for 3 years
  • One of my first jobs was as a software engineer working for Defence Intelligence Organisation coding crypto (graphy, not currency)
  • Was selected to play in the Queensland Rugby Union team (under 21s)
  • Was a Radio DJ co-hosting a heavy metal music show every Sunday night in Canberra for years

Chris S.

Product Owner

Chris S.

Product Owner
  • Played lead guitar for Scotland's best blues band (in our opinion)
  • Serial hobbyist, home farmer and Dad joke deliverer
  • Master of mystery, scholar of history, impeccable personal hygiene

Tres

Product Owner

Tres

Product Owner
  • Bachelor of Laws graduate
  • Studying Advanced Product Management
  • Lived in South Africa, UK, Holland, and AU

Ui Cheng

Information Security Awareness Specialist

Ui Cheng

Information Security Awareness Specialist
  • Succulent plant lover
  • Appreciates a good hot chocolate

Alfredas

Cyber Security Engineer

Alfredas

Cyber Security Engineer
  • Passionate about finding flaws in software
  • Keen surfer
  • Eager learner of all things Crypto

Nikki

Engineering Manager

Nikki

Engineering Manager
  • Every day starts with a 5 shot coffee
  • Will read 1 - 2 novels a week
  • Horror is my favourite movie genre
  • Have travelled to over 21+ countries
  • Sauce doesn't belong on food

Merrick

Engineering Manager

Merrick

Engineering Manager
  • Engineer who seems to live further and further away from code
  • Football is played with your feet and a round ball
  • Loves trying different beers

Johnny

Scrum Master

Johnny

Scrum Master
  • Wannabe personal finance YouTube influencer with ~2k subscribers
  • Used to be a fitness instructor
  • Once water fasted for 7 days

Jake W.

Scrum Master

Jake W.

Scrum Master
  • Bought my first bitcoin before Australian exchanges existed by transferring cardless cash to a guy in Canada
  • Once snapped my arm in half arm wrestling
  • Studying a masters of education at night

Daniel

Technical Lead

Daniel

Technical Lead
  • Bachelor of Computer Science with Distinction from Queensland University of Technology
  • Developed an application with Queensland Health to help people manage Cystic Fibrosis
  • Started programming on a Commodore 64 (which he still owns)
  • An avid rock climber, hiker and fire performer

David

Technical Lead

David

Technical Lead
  • Bachelor degree with Honours from QUT in Aerospace Engineering
  • Formally head of development for an international cryptocurrency company
  • Founded an IoT company focused on temperature management in the food industry
  • Classic car restorer and consumer of copious amounts of coffee

Wynand

Technical Lead

Wynand

Technical Lead
  • Completed Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer Engineering)
  • Cross-functional experience working with large-scale monolithic and micro-service architectures across multiple industry sectors
  • Curiously exploring the depths of functional programming
  • Language enthusiast and currently learning the intricacies of German

Nik

Technical Lead

Nik

Technical Lead
  • Enthusiastic home brewer (weird stuff only)
  • Originally wanted to be a builder
  • Loves Linux and all things FOSS
  • Fascinated with all forms of fermentation

Reece

Technical Lead

Reece

Technical Lead
  • Love video games, motorcycles
  • Enjoy hitting the beach with the pupper
  • Have travelled to 13 countries

Damian

Quality Assurance Lead

Damian

Quality Assurance Lead
  • Loves video games, martial arts and movies
  • Passionate about quality, security and automation
  • Three kids worth of training in dad jokes and Nerf guns

Anuja

Quality Assurance Engineer

Anuja

Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Trained vocalist in Indian classical music
  • Used to run Bollywood dance classes
  • Love drawing Mandalas

Eric

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Eric

Senior Site Reliability Engineer
  • Boardgame geek
  • Bargain hunter (OzBargain everyday keeps the financier away)
  • Love a good meme

Adam

Senior Software Engineer

Adam

Senior Software Engineer
  • Ramen enthusiast
  • TypeScript evangelist
  • Bug exterminator
  • Always on the lookout for a good bloody mary

Bator

Senior Software Engineer

Bator

Senior Software Engineer
  • Lost track of how many live bands he's seen
  • Equally enjoys hiking in nature and cycling through cities
  • Proud cat dad

Kelvin

Senior Software Engineer

Kelvin

Senior Software Engineer
  • Bachelor of Engineering graduate
  • Japanese food enthusiast
  • A multi-sport player plays soccer, snooker, volleyball, and bouldering

Richard

Senior Software Engineer

Richard

Senior Software Engineer
  • Born in Noumea
  • Perth was my favourite place to live
  • I am most at home when out at sea

Michael

Senior Software Engineer

Michael

Senior Software Engineer
  • Passionate about creating easy-to-use, beautiful and intuitive user experiences
  • Helped create the world’s most widely used ID verification system and flag network
  • Into traveling a bit off the beaten track. Last stop was Kazakhstan.
  • Have had the opportunity to build custom software solutions for companies like Avis, Imperial Brands, Google and Cisco

Ashley

Senior Software Engineer

Ashley

Senior Software Engineer
  • Weight lifter
  • Big fan of bouldering and video games
  • Talked a friend out of buying Bitcoin back in 2010 & lived to regret it!

Connor M.

Senior Software Engineer

Connor M.

Senior Software Engineer
  • Enjoys indoor climbing
  • Loves craft beer
  • Knows too many Simpsons quotes

Chris C.

Software Engineer

Chris C.

Software Engineer
  • Lives off of chocolate and ice cream
  • Five years at Australia's largest enterprise software company
  • Passionate about retirement planning and financial literacy

Josh

Software Engineer

Josh

Software Engineer
  • From the U.S. of A
  • (Basket)Ball is life
  • Lycra is comfier than you think
  • Balance those chakras

Matt K.

Software Engineer

Matt K.

Software Engineer
  • Will always accept a game of Table Tennis
  • Passionate about personal finance
  • Been in Crypto since 2017, starting to dive into writing Smart Contracts

Ryan K.

Software Engineer

Ryan K.

Software Engineer
  • Love any kind of game whether it be board, sport or video
  • Passionate about making any excuse to eat takeout
  • Former competitive table tennis player
  • Passionate about building a product to be as user-friendly as possible

Connor

Software Engineer

Connor

Software Engineer
  • Passionate about building software that "just works"
  • Minimalist and nature enthusiast
  • Plays a few too many video games
  • Finding my zen

Louis

Software Engineer

Louis

Software Engineer
  • Used to be an overnight hotel receptionist
  • Dropped out of a Finance degree with only one year left to become a software developer
  • Passionate about building tools which help people live more effective and satisfying lives

Noah

Software Engineer

Noah

Software Engineer
  • Loves building things and working with teams to achieve great results
  • Avid reader, runner and squash player
  • Passionate about finding out what makes people tick

Frankie

Software Engineer

Frankie

Software Engineer
  • Born in the UK and grew up in New Zealand
  • Enjoy traveling and exploring different countries
  • Know random pharses in Filipino

Matt P.

Junior Software Engineer

Matt P.

Junior Software Engineer
  • Passionate about users' experience with interactive mediums
  • Ardent reader, learner, and listener
  • Amateur game developer and miniature painter

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